The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 521 556 537
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -19
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 115 108 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 1.37% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 74 65
Median daily rate £450 £430 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £500 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £440 £421
% change year-on-year
-4.31% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-70.83% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8132 7895 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.44% 13.67% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4960 4557 4738
Median daily rate £400 £387 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 480
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 101 £450 +5.26% 10
London -9 36 £475 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire +32 18 £420 -1.46%
North West +11 13 £520 +22.35% 1
East of England +22 12 £475 -20.83%
Scotland +15 12 £321 -28.66% 2
South East +1 11 £419 -1.47% 3
Hertfordshire +5 10 £475 -20.83%
City of London +20 9 £475 +8.57% 1
West Yorkshire +17 9 £413 -3.22%
West Midlands -9 9 £450 -
Leeds +17 8 £413 -2.94%
Manchester -3 6 £539 -10.22% 1
Cheshire +14 5 £520 +36.84%
Renfrewshire - 5 £330 - 1
Erskine - 5 £330 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
Sheffield - 4 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Berkshire +7 3 £450 +20.00% 1
Middlesex -2 3 £413 -5.71%
Chester - 3 £520 -
Glasgow - 3 £275 - 1
Stockport - 3 £539 -
Hampshire +14 2 £335 -10.66%
Welwyn Garden City -1 2 £488 -18.75%
Shropshire -24 2 £400 -
Telford -24 2 £400 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Welwyn - 2 - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 258 (98.47%) F5
2 208 (79.39%) Cisco
3 173 (66.03%) Firewall
4 166 (63.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 161 (61.45%) CheckPoint
6 112 (42.75%) Juniper
7 111 (42.37%) Load Balancing
8 105 (40.08%) Cisco Certification
9 95 (36.26%) BIG-IP
10 86 (32.82%) Cisco ASA
11 85 (32.44%) CCNP
12 81 (30.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 77 (29.39%) Fortinet
14 74 (28.24%) BGP
15 73 (27.86%) Network Security
16 70 (26.72%) DNS
17 63 (24.05%) OSPF
18 59 (22.52%) TippingPoint
19 56 (21.37%) ITIL
20 53 (20.23%) CCNA
21 48 (18.32%) Finance
21 48 (18.32%) Data Centre
22 47 (17.94%) Network Management
22 47 (17.94%) Blue Coat
22 47 (17.94%) HP
23 46 (17.56%) SolarWinds
24 45 (17.18%) TCP/IP
24 45 (17.18%) Internet
25 41 (15.65%) WAN
26 40 (15.27%) LAN

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (11.45%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.67%) Apache
2 7 (2.67%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.29%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (2.29%) Confluence
3 6 (2.29%) GlassFish
3 6 (2.29%) nginx
3 6 (2.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.38%) FileNet
4 1 (0.38%) JBoss
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.15%) MS Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.38%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (66.03%) Firewall
2 166 (63.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 95 (36.26%) BIG-IP
4 86 (32.82%) Cisco ASA
5 81 (30.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 74 (28.24%) BGP
7 73 (27.86%) Network Security
8 70 (26.72%) DNS
9 63 (24.05%) OSPF
10 45 (17.18%) Internet
10 45 (17.18%) TCP/IP
11 41 (15.65%) WAN
12 40 (15.27%) LAN
13 33 (12.60%) SSL
14 29 (11.07%) VPN
15 28 (10.69%) Wireless
16 26 (9.92%) MPLS
17 23 (8.78%) DHCP
18 22 (8.40%) EIGRP
19 19 (7.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (2.29%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.29%) Redis
3 5 (1.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (2.67%) JIRA
2 6 (2.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.29%) Gitweb
2 6 (2.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 48 (18.32%) Finance
2 19 (7.25%) Banking
3 10 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.05%) Retail
5 5 (1.91%) Law
6 4 (1.53%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Billing
7 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 139 (53.05%) Network Engineer
2 33 (12.60%) Cisco Engineer
2 33 (12.60%) Security Engineer
3 32 (12.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 23 (8.78%) Consultant
4 23 (8.78%) Network Security Engineer
5 21 (8.02%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (5.73%) Network Consultant
7 12 (4.58%) Analyst
7 12 (4.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 11 (4.20%) Network Specialist
9 10 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (3.82%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 10 (3.82%) Architect
9 10 (3.82%) Design Engineer
9 10 (3.82%) Network Analyst
10 9 (3.44%) IP Engineer
10 9 (3.44%) IP Security Engineer
11 8 (3.05%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.05%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.40%) CSS
2 7 (2.67%) LAPP Stack
2 7 (2.67%) Middleware
3 6 (2.29%) Node.js
3 6 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.53%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.15%) Java EE
6 2 (0.76%) RESTful
6 2 (0.76%) SOAP
7 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.38%) HTML
7 1 (0.38%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.38%) RAML
7 1 (0.38%) React
7 1 (0.38%) REST
7 1 (0.38%) Swagger
7 1 (0.38%) XML
7 1 (0.38%) XSLT
7 1 (0.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.32%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (4.96%) User Experience
5 11 (4.20%) PKI
6 8 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.05%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.29%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.91%) DataPower
9 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) CMDB
10 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.76%) Tandem
11 1 (0.38%) BBC
11 1 (0.38%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.38%) Clustering
11 1 (0.38%) MPEG
11 1 (0.38%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.25%) Linux
2 14 (5.34%) Unix
3 11 (4.20%) Windows
4 8 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.29%) CentOS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (42.37%) Load Balancing
2 56 (21.37%) ITIL
3 47 (17.94%) Network Management
4 33 (12.60%) Capacity Planning
4 33 (12.60%) ITIL V3
5 31 (11.83%) Network Monitoring
6 29 (11.07%) Network Architecture
7 23 (8.78%) Data Privacy
8 20 (7.63%) Change Control
8 20 (7.63%) Network Design
9 17 (6.49%) Change Management
10 16 (6.11%) Service Management
11 15 (5.73%) Service Delivery
12 14 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (5.34%) High Availability
13 13 (4.96%) Project Management
14 12 (4.58%) Migration
15 11 (4.20%) DDoS Mitigation
15 11 (4.20%) Performance Monitoring
16 10 (3.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.67%) PHP
2 6 (2.29%) Java
3 5 (1.91%) SQL
4 3 (1.15%) Perl
5 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.76%) Python
6 1 (0.38%) AWK
6 1 (0.38%) Ruby
6 1 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 105 (40.08%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (32.44%) CCNP
3 53 (20.23%) CCNA
4 37 (14.12%) Security Cleared
5 34 (12.98%) SC Cleared
6 26 (9.92%) CCIE
7 16 (6.11%) CCSE
8 10 (3.82%) CCSA
9 8 (3.05%) Degree
10 7 (2.67%) CISSP
11 6 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.53%) CCDP
12 4 (1.53%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.15%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.76%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (0.76%) JNCIA
15 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.11%) PCI DSS
2 14 (5.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.44%) SLA
4 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 19 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.34%) ProxySG
3 8 (3.05%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.29%) NFS
4 6 (2.29%) Squid
5 5 (1.91%) vSphere
6 4 (1.53%) Firmware
7 3 (1.15%) KVM
8 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (8.40%) OPNET
2 12 (4.58%) FortiGate
3 11 (4.20%) CA Spectrum
4 8 (3.05%) Nagios
5 6 (2.29%) Ansible
5 6 (2.29%) Grafana
5 6 (2.29%) Graphite
5 6 (2.29%) Graylog
5 6 (2.29%) HAProxy
5 6 (2.29%) Icinga
5 6 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.29%) StatsD
5 6 (2.29%) Terraform
6 5 (1.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.15%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.76%) Legato
10 1 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.38%) Salt
10 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 258 (98.47%) F5
2 208 (79.39%) Cisco
3 161 (61.45%) CheckPoint
4 112 (42.75%) Juniper
5 77 (29.39%) Fortinet
6 59 (22.52%) TippingPoint
7 47 (17.94%) Blue Coat
7 47 (17.94%) HP
8 46 (17.56%) SolarWinds
9 34 (12.98%) Palo Alto
10 33 (12.60%) Riverbed
11 24 (9.16%) BMC
11 24 (9.16%) Nokia
12 23 (8.78%) VMware
13 20 (7.63%) Aruba
14 17 (6.49%) FireEye
15 14 (5.34%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 14 (5.34%) CA
16 13 (4.96%) Tufin
17 12 (4.58%) LogLogic
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